Couple: Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy
Sherri got s serious this week to tell the story of her life as a mom. Sherri’s fans know that her son was born premature with all kinds of health problems. Initially doctors thought Jeffrey would be severly disabled. Watching her son fight for his life was so hard on Sherri she thought she’d never be happy again.
Thankfully, Jeffrey has grown up happy and healthy, but putting this story to dance was still tough for the bubbly TV personality.
Sherri put a lot of pressure on herself to get the moves right because she wasn’t just dancing for the judges scores, she was dancing for her son. When she got too frustrated, though, Val knew just exaclty how to put a smile back on her face. Jeffrey made a surprise appearance in the ballroom.
That may have been what pushed her performance to the next level! Sherri channeled all of that emotion into a fluid routine that left us surprised. We didn’t know how Sherri would do with the rumba, but her baby boy loved it!